Unformatted text preview: Now that Richard is fully conscious of his limitations, he is just about ready to transform them into assets. If he can't be one thing, he will be another. He is desperate to leave Jackson, to start the slow journey to the North. But he has to have money to do so and is consistently fired from one job after another because of the look in his eyes. At first his blackness is all that white people see, but then to their shock they notice a certain expression in his eyes and they are afraid of him. They don't want him around anymore because he won't play "nigger." In his novels, Richard Wright explores in depth the evolution of a criminal. He sees criminality as arising inevitably from certain social strains. It is as inevitable as mixing certain ingredients to make a cherry pie. He views the individual as being without personal responsibility for his crime. The cherry pie....
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- Fall '08
- certain social strains., control. Social forces